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Jalapeño vs Peppers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jalapeño and Peppers different?

  • Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Vitamin B5, however Peppers are richer in Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 138% higher.
  • Jalapeño contains 5 times more Vitamin E than Peppers. While Jalapeño contains 3.58mg of Vitamin E , Peppers contain only 0.69mg.

Peppers, jalapeno, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +278.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Copper +278.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.7%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1179
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.7%
Contains more Folate +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1179

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Jalapeño Peppers
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Peppers Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 7.96g Peppers
Protein 0.91g 2g Peppers
Fats 0.37g 0.2g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 9.46g Peppers
Calories 29kcal 40kcal Peppers
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 5.1g Jalapeño
Fiber 2.8g 1.5g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 18mg Peppers
Iron 0.25mg 1.2mg Peppers
Magnesium 15mg 25mg Peppers
Phosphorus 26mg 46mg Peppers
Potassium 248mg 340mg Peppers
Sodium 3mg 7mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.3mg Peppers
Copper 0.046mg 0.174mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1078IU 1179IU Peppers
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.69mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 242.5mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.95mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.061mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.278mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 23µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 14.3µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.026mg Peppers
Threonine mg 0.074mg Peppers
Isoleucine mg 0.065mg Peppers
Leucine mg 0.105mg Peppers
Lysine mg 0.089mg Peppers
Methionine mg 0.024mg Peppers
Phenylalanine mg 0.062mg Peppers
Valine mg 0.084mg Peppers
Histidine mg 0.041mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.021g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.011g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.109g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño Peppers
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
64
Jalapeño
90
Peppers
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
23
Peppers

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
5%
Jalapeño
12%
Peppers
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
9%
Peppers
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Peppers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.071g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/nutrients
  2. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.